Today watermelonandcoffee brings us this super-healthy summer recipe of Lemon and Lime infused granola. 

Green Tea and crunchy Granola are two of my favourite things to have for breakfast on a sunny and bright morning. Refreshing and yet comforting, the flowery and fruity flavour with a hint of lemon and lime the Le Chica Green Tea has to offer, I had to create something very special with it! And here it is, a summery, crunchy Granola, which will let your mouth dance to a rainbow of flavours. And a little bonus: This recipe is vegan, gluten free, oil free and soy free.

Serves: 2 – 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50mL La Chica – Lemon and Lime Green Tea
  • 100g oats (see notes below)
  • 50g buckwheat groats
  • 20g puffed millet (substitute for puffed quinoa or amaranth if you wish)
  • 20g chia seeds (or ground flax seeds)
  • 100g coconut sugar (or any other granulated sugar of choice)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 25g pistachios, chopped
  • 35g dried mango, chopped
  • zest of a lime
  • juice of half a lime

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. cook your La Chica – Lemon and Lime Green Tea due to the instructions on the packaging
  3. in a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients except the tea and lime juice. Mix until well combined
  4. add the tea to your mixture, little by little and mix until your mixture is evenly moist
  5. add the lime juice and mix again – your mixture should be nice and moist but not wet. When there is a little bit of liquid visible, add more oats or wait a little until your mixture absorbed the excess liquid
  6. spread evenly on a lined backing tray. If you like your granola to stick together, press it down with a spoon and don’t leave any space in between your mixture
  7. place in the oven for 10 minutes, give it a nice mix, press it down again put it back for another 10 minutes or until slightly brown
  8. remove from the oven and let cool completely before even touching it
  9. once it’s cooled completely, break it into pieces and serve however you like or store it for later

Notes:

  • I found that granola gets the best when made with a silicon baking mat. So if you have one of those, go for it! It works fine with regular baking paper tho.
  • If you don’t like mango or pistachios, you can always use a substitute you love! However, the final product will have a different taste!
  • I used quick oats in this recipe but you can use rolled oats. If you can’t have oats, quinoa flakes work fine!
  • Reducing the amount of sugar will make your granola less sticky and crunchy, just so you know.
  • I served mine with some fresh strawberries on top of some fermented coconut yogurt!

I hope you enjoy the recipe and make sure to tag me on Instagram @watermelonandcoffee so that I can see your beautiful creation!

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